Mike Ashley has made it very clear to his staff behind the scenes at Newcastle United that he wants the takeover dispute with the Premier League resolved in 2021.
That is according to The Chronicle, who add that the chief executive of Sports Direct is now out of the country for the rest of the year, but is also still expected to make transfer funds available to both Steve Bruce and Lee Charnley for the upcoming January transfer window.
Is the KSA takeover of Newcastle over?
Nonetheless, one of Ashley’s biggest priorities at this moment in time seems to be to resolve the St. James’ Park faithful’s legal dispute with the English top flight next year to see how the Tyneside club can move forward.
Will there be an arbitration hearing to resolve the takeover dispute?
The question mark on everyone’s lips now will be as to whether the takeover dispute between the two parties involved will be settled in an arbitration hearing in front of a judge.
It can then be decided as to where the £300m deal between Ashley and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) group goes on from there, but the current owner in the North East would seemingly like answers by this time next year.
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